Rhino3D Design and Fabrication Workshop

Course Date:
To be advised

Registration Period:
To be advised

24 hours / 3 days

9am to 6pm

Mode of Training:

SP Design School, Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

This workshop teaches and shares different methods of fabrication / prototyping for Interior Designers, Architects and Product Designers using
Rhinoceros as a software platform.

It is intended for designers who has CAD experience and who are comfortable to use 3D software to design and build.

Course Objective

The objectives of this workshop is: 

This 3 day workshop will provide students and professionals with a functional understanding of Rhino3D 5.0 as a design platform, from design to build. For this particular workshop, the participants will be using Architectural and Product Designer models as their main 3D geometry. The Participants will not only learn the Rhino software, but also have hands on experience of digital prototyping.

Course summary:

 • Review the interface of Rhino and its toolbars
 • Introduction to how to draw in 2D 
 • Introduction to Curve Editing 
 • Basic Transform commands 
 • Surfaces, UV and Topologies 
 • Edit Surfaces 
 • History with some commands 
 • Curves from Objects 
 • Analysis   
 • Solids and How to edit Solids 
 • Edit control points 
 • Printing   
 • Preparing files for Laser machine 
 • Building physical to-scale models

Total number of hours, 24hrs, 8 hours each day.

Course Outline


Morning (4 hours) | Introduction:
• Get acquainted with the Rhino interface and menus
• Navigate around the Rhino model
• Create 2-D lines, polylines, and NURBS curves
• Modeling setup and mode functions:
• ortho, grip, snap, and planar
• Fast 3-D solids and surfaces
• The Rhino layering system
• Delete objects
• Discover display commands used to view different parts of the model.
• Pan, zoom and reset model views

Afternoon (4 Hours) | Prototyping:
• Prototyping safety briefing
• 2D pattern based laser cutting
• Q&A

DAY 2:

Morning (4 hours) | Precision Modelling:
• Use coordinates and constraints to model easily and accurately. Move off the x-y plane and use viewports to establish the current construction plane. Draw polygons and ellipses. Draw freeform curves and compare interpolated and control points
• Draw with absolute, relative rectangular, and polar coordinates
• Distance and angle constraints
• Using object snaps
• Analysis commands: length, distance, angle, radius
• Smart tracking and constraints
• Viewports, construction planes, and modeling in 3-D space
• Drawing circles, arcs, rectangles, ellipses and polygons
• Model free-form curves
• Create helix and spiral curves
• Loft and extrude curves

Afternoon (4 Hours) | Prototyping:
• Surface based design
• 3D surface based laser cutting
• Q&A

DAY 3:

Morning (4 hours) | Geometry Manipulation:
• Edit curves with fillet and chamfer
• Use the Gumball to move, copy, rotate, scale
• Array polar and rectangular
• Boolean union, difference, and intersection
• Offset curves and surfaces
• Trim and split for curves and surfaces
• Extend and extend to surface
• Practice modeling and editing

Afternoon (4 Hours) | Prototyping:
• 3D structural based design
• 3D structural model making through laser cutting
• Wrap up
• Q&A

Suitable for

This workshop is designed specifically to engage students and professionals from the creative industries who have an interest in using Rhino3D as a design tool to enhance their skillset at an accelerated pace. Interior Designers, Architect and Product Designers will all find benefits in this workshop and good opportunity for networking.

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge
Student or Professional who has CAD experience and comfortable to learn and use 3D software to design and build. Previous drafting
and modeling experience is essential. Participants need to bring their own laptops with Rhino installed for hand-on training. You can request a trial version of Rhino from https://www.rhino3d.com/download

Award / Certification / Accreditation

Certificate of Attendance will be awarded.


Tao Lingyun is an Authorized Rhino Trainer graduated from Architectural Association School of Architecture and specialises in advanced geometry manipulation. He has worked for various award-winning firms and projects in different continents with over 12 years' experience in digital prototyping. Lingyun will share his expertise in form generation and fabrication through this workshop.


Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above3Aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.

Funding Incentives

1. SkillsFuture (SF) Series

Singaporeans and Singapore PRs are eligible for 70% course fee funding for registration with effect from 28 October 2017. This funding is applicable to both individual and company-sponsored participants. Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.

Singaporeans aged 40 years and above will enjoy a 90% subsidy of course fee.

Funding Validity Period: Till 31 Dec 2020

2. SkillsFuture Credit** (SFC)

With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

Withdrawal and Deferment
Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses - elearning@sp.edu.sg
All other Courses - pace@sp.edu.sg
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund
  • There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.
The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.
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Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at www.pace.sp.edu.sg
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
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